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Parks, Forestry & Recreation - Photography Policy and Use of Photographic Devices

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Policy Statement
Patrons wishing to use cameras, video cameras or other photographic devices, including camera phones and PDA's (Personal Digital Assistants), in any program or facility must receive permission from staff before filming. Pictures may only be taken of children/patrons in their personal care. Every attempt should be made to limit or eliminate other patrons from being filmed in the background. When possible staff should make a verbal request for permission to photograph other patrons who may be in the area where pictures are being taken. Documentation of the verbal permission must be noted in the facility log book including date, program and name of patron taking the pictures.

Use of Photographic Devices in Changerooms and Washrooms
The use of all photographic devices; cameras, video cameras, camera cell phones and PDA's are prohibited in all changerooms and washrooms in Toronto Parks and Recreation facilities.

All Parks and Recreation facilities must have signage with the following statements:

  1. Patrons wishing to use cameras, video cameras or other photographic devices to take pictures in Parks and Recreation facilities or programs must have permission from Staff before filming.
  2. The use of any photographic devices, cameras, video cameras, camera cell phones and PDA's are prohibited in all changerooms and washrooms in Toronto Parks and Recreation facilities.


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